Saturday, August 27, 2011

Favorite Summer Reads Blogfest: Summer Reads of Years Past

Surrounded by Books Reviews is hosting a Favorite Summer Reads Blogfest. Tell us what your favorite summer reads are. Plus, there is a chance for prizes. Today is the last day of the blogfest. On Wednesday, I talked about my favorite book this year (Beth Revis's Across the Universe), on Thursday, I talked about my favorite books this summer (Jennifer Hillier's Creep, Aubrie Dionne's Paradise 21, and Cas Peace's King's Envoy), and today I'm talking about my favorite reads of summers past.

I used to read a lot during the summer. I remember spending long summer days and nights curled up on the couch reading. I loved reading The Cat Who series by Lillian Jackson Braun. I read Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew.







Then, there was JK Rowling's Harry Potter series. I read those books several summers since 2001 and stood in line at midnight to get my free copy (yes, I won free copies. No one could beat my knowledge of the books. Muahaha!).

Now I don't get quite as much time to read in the summer since I have work, but I still miss and long for those quiet days with a good book.




8 comments:

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, Cherie! When I was in high school and college I read the Harry Potter's every summer. Now I re-read them around Christmas time.

I love re-reading my favorite books! The Anne of Green Gables series and Little House books are just a few that I re-read every couple years. Good thing I'm a fast reader so I can make time to re-read favorites and read new ones!

Madeleine said...

Impressive selection. I read all the time at bedtime so I'm not sure which ones were specifically summer ones. I'm not a lying on the beach reading kinda person.I loved Harry Potter, but haven't read any of those others you mentioned. :O)

Madeleine said...

Just posted mine ;O)

Nicole Zoltack said...

I just posted mine!

Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew... I devoured those books! And before that, The Babysitter's Club.

Christine Rains said...

After seeing everyone's posts, I have an urge to read the HP books again! *LOL*

The Golden Eagle said...

Good old Nancy Drew! I read so many of those books. LOL.

I have to re-read Harry Potter sometime. I'm thinking about doing it before the DVD of Part 2 comes out . . .

L'Aussie said...

Hi Cherie. I've not been doing blogfests as no time except for my Friday RFWer 'fest. And it'd be Winter Reads over here, ha ha...

Denise

C D Meetens said...

Oh, Sweet Valley High! That brings back memories. I used to go through that series, and still have "Malibu Summer" - loved that story.